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The Best Food & Drink Pop-Ups in London

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Looking for fun foodie events across the capital? From the most exclusive banquets to cool new supper clubs, these are the best food and drink pop-ups in London.

Food & Drink Pop-Ups in London 2022

Invasive Species Series at Silo

Silo London

Clare Lewington

Silo founder Douglas McMaster is continually pushing the boundaries when it comes to eco-dining. His latest venture is a series focused on invasive species, which will see him carefully selecting ingredients often perceived as destructive to our native species, and modifying them into key components of his menu. The series will kick off on 5 April with a dinner centred around Japanese knotweed, with dishes transforming the weed into something beneficial – including a rhubarb-resembling jam, rippled through his homemade ice-cream. 5 April, £65pp plus £50 for wine pairings. silolondon.com

The Botanist Gin x Good News

Good News x The Botanist Gin

The Botanist Gin is paying homage to B Corp month with a pop-up shop, running in partnership with Good News. Located near Oxford Street, the store will showcase over 100 B Corp brands, from Ella’s Kitchen to DASH water and Divine Chocolate. Yet instead of offering products to buy, the pop-up will tell the story of the brands, giving visitors insight into what makes a B Corp business. 10A Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1HP


Cook For Ukraine

Chefs are rallying together to help raise money and awareness through the #CookForUkraine campaign, running with the help of Unicef’s NEXTGen London team. Restaurants, bars, cafés and hotels are joining the efforts by adding voluntary donations to their bill throughout March, with participants including Petersham Nurseries, Soho House, Bubala, the Daisy Green Collection and many more.

Angela Hartnett’s Café Murano Book Club

Cafe Murano book club - Angela Hartnett

Offering a new take on the classic book club, chef Angela Hartnett is running a series of culinary evenings dedicated to food writing. Taking place in at Café Murano Bermondsey, guests will be treated to a two-course dinner and nibbles alongside talks from big names in food – from writer Mark Diacono to Dame Marry Berry and Ravneet Gill. £85pp, cafemurano.co.uk

Sunday Lyan’s

Fierfield Barberry Whiskey Sour

One of the world’s most renowned bartenders, Ryan Chetiyawardana, AKA Mr Lyan, is running a new series of his popular Sunday Lyan series at his Southbank bar Lyaness. Each event sees the team partner with an exciting brand – with upcoming collaborations including the Pernod Ricard portfolio and WOW festival. Tickets not required but reservations are recommended. lyaness.com

Rosé Lumière

Rosé lumiere at Selfridges

Summer may be a while off, but rosé is in the spotlight at Selfridges’ new pop-up, Rosé Lumière. Styled as a romantic French cinema house, the space will showcase some of the world’s most luxurious rosé wines, including Veuve Clicquot, Moët & Chandon, Ruinart and Château d’Esclans. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about rosé through tasting experiences and cocktail masterclasses, with art deco interiors and a six-seater booth serving pink popcorn. selfridges.com

Gianluca Fusto at Bvlgari Hotel London

Bvlgari Hotel London

Acclaimed Italian pastry chef and chocolatier Gianluca Fusto is running a one-year residency at the recently refreshed Bvlgari Lounge in Knightsbridge. Known for his refined, hyper-technical approach, Fusto will be knocking up Dolci created specifically for the hotel, each focused around three ingredients. Highlights include a selection of mono porzione, such as the Sicilian with lemon, almond and fennel, and the Maya, a unique combination of caramelised sesame seed, Belize chocolate and caramel. bulgarihotels.com

M Restaurants Sunset Luxury Yacht Dinner

M Restaurants x Thames Limo

Celebrating something special? Set sail on a three-hour charter dinner around London with M Restaurants. The group has partnered with Thames Limo to create a special dining experience aboard a 1920s-inspired yacht, complete with a four-course meal, drinks and canapés. You’ll set off from Imperial Wharf, passing iconic London landmarks before returning up the river to catch the sunset. From £3,500, thameslimo.co.uk

FIELD by Fortnum’s

Fortnum & Mason FIELD

A new eco-friendly pop-up restaurant is launching this October within Fortnum & Mason’s Piccadilly home. Based on the ground floor, it will offer seasonal dishes featuring British grown ingredients, with meat, dairy and vegetables sourced from small-scale regenerative farms. fortnumandmason.com

Yayoi Kusama-Inspired Menu at Tate Modern

Yayoi Kusama menu at Tate Modern

Katie Wilson

Round off your trip to see the mesmerising new Yayoi Kusama exhibition with a Japanese lunch at Tate Modern’s Level 6 Restaurant. Dishes include mackerel tataki, Yakitori venison and a special afternoon tea menu, all to be washed down with a ‘Shimmer’ tea or tea-cocktail, infused with sparkling edible glitter. 17 May 2021 – 12 June 2022, tate.org.uk

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